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Mgoun Summit Trek

Challenging trek in the stunning and remote Ait Bougmez region to the summit of Ighil Mgoun, Morocco's second highest mountain.

Private Trek Adventure 1 week

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

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Itinerary

Overview

The Toubkal region grabs the lion share of trekkers, with its convenient access from Marrakech, but if you really want to get away from it all, then Mgoun and the Ait Bougmez Valley are perfect. The Mgoun boasts serious peaks, remote communities and picturesque expansive scenery. Starting in the bucolic rural valley of Ait Bougmez (the happy valley) this challenging five day trek takes a circular route eventually ascending Jebel Mgoun (4,068m). The scenery contrasts traditional Berber villages and lush rural valleys with the remote and exposed upper slopes of the Mgoun Massif. The peak itself is accessed via an invigorating ridge trail to the summit. The trails are very quiet and the remote rural communities are relatively untouched by modernity, giving a strong sense of cultural contrast and wilderness.

Apart from nights in a village gite at the beginning and end of the trek (can be upgraded to an eco-lodge on request), you will be wild camping for the duration of the trek. This trek is only possible between late May and late October.

If you would like us to arrange your entire stay in Morocco, including airport transfers, one night before your trek and then two nights afterwards in a boutique riad, please select the Trek & Marrakech Package in the drop down box at the bottom of this page.

Day-by-day

Seven day six night circular trek to the summit of Mgoun. Includes private transports to and from Marrakech.

Note: Departures are available any day (except dates overlapping with Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Adha) for a minimum group of 2 people. Quoted price is for a group of 2-4 people. Click through for prices for larger group sizes.

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Treat yourself to a stay in a stylish, boutique riad in Marrakech and let us take care of your entire trip to Morocco. The optional package adds return airport transfers, and three nights in a boutique Marrakech Riad.

We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your riad in Marrakech for your first night. You'll head out for your trek the next morning. After your trek, you’ll return to Marrakech with two nights at a boutique riad and return airport transfers.

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Accommodation


Guide price is based on recommended accommodations. Alternative accommodations and upgrades are available. Please get in touch or click on 'alternatives' below for alternatives and upgrade options.

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Traditional chic riad
- Beautiful rooftop terrace
- Individually and tastefully designed
- Gorgeous communal areas

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Medina Location
- Small swimming pool
- Lovely roof terrace
- Fantastic family suite

Dar Adrar

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Homely Berber guesthouse
- Fantastic views from terrace
- Great food
- Comfortable and clean

Our rating

4/10

Price guide

Price rating 1

- Very Basic Private Rooms
- Very Basic Shared Bathrooms
- Camping in summer / Gites in Winter
- Sleeping Bag Required

Riad Tzarra

Marrakech

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Intimate riad
- Traditional, yet sophisticated
- Lovingly furnished

Dar One

Marrakech

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Cosy communal areas
- Moroccan style rooms
- Views across Marakech

Details

Getting there

Flying from the UK... Marrakech has an international airport (RAK) which is serviced by several airlines flying direct from the UK. The flight time is around 3.5hours. On average it takes around an hour to clear airport security and then around 15 – 20 minutes to drive to the Medina or 1 – 1.5 hours to reach the Atlas Mountains.

From the South East:
Gatwick: Easy Jet, British Airways, Royal Air Maroc &Thomson
Luton: Ryanair
Stansted: Ryanair & Easy Jet

From the South West:
Bristol: Easy Jet

From the Midlands:
Birmingham: Thomson

From the North:
Manchester: Easy Jet and Thomson

From Ireland:
Dublin: Ryanair

Price includes

Quoted price is per person for a group of 2-4 people and includes:
- Private transfers to and from Marrakech
- English speaking mountain guide
- Cook, all meals on trek and bottled water
- Mules to carry your kit bags
- Accommodation in a Berber village gite, refuge or camping.
- You will need to bring your own sleeping bag (or you can hire €3 per person per day on trek. If hiring, please bring a sleeping bag liner)

If you are travelling alone please contact us as there is often the opportunity to join a group.

When is best?

This trek is only available in summer from Late May to early October.

Is it for me?

We've rated this as a challenging and remote trek best suited to those who have climbed other 4000m+ peaks before, or who come physically fit and well prepared.

The rewards are immense with stunning scenery and few other trekkers. This trek makes for a superb second foray into the High Atlas if you have previously climbed Toubkal.

Tourdust trek grading: Challenging

Safety

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth office check www.gov.uk/travelaware

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 492 reviews

(4.96/5)

  • We have just returned from an excellently organised, well provisioned and beautiful 5 day trek from Agouti to the summit of Mt M'Goun via Tarkadett Plateau and on to Ait Ali N'Ito. Rashid, our guide, was delightful, well informed and enthusiastic. Hamid, our energetic cook, prepared most delicious meals. We highly and unreservedly recommend Tourdust.
    Magdaz was the most beautiful Berber village of all.
    We also enjoyed spending a night at the exquisite and relaxing Kazbah Ellouse (near Ait Benhaddou) on our drive, with sight seeing stops, back to Marrakech.
    Thanks to all of you and to the proficient drivers, friendly muleteers, Rashid and Hamid for a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

    MissingRalph Pliner reviewing Mgoun Summit Trek on 03 July 2013

  • The trek was fab, really enjoyed it! Was definitely a challenge but one worth doing. Our Guide Mohammed was excellent, took care of our needs, patient and went at a suitable pace for us. Ali, the muleteer and cook made us the most remarkable dishes and such large quantities, we felt bad for leaving so much food.....was enough for six people or more.

    The refuges provided us a great place to stay....the first one was very quiet only another couple staying there, whilst the next was much busier and was a fab way to meet new people.

    We were really pleased we made it to the summit, it felt like a great achievement.

    I don’t think I would change any part of it.

    Thank you, to you and your partners in Morrcco, will recommend you to anyone who wishes to follow in my footsteps.

    MissingLouise Davis reviewing Climb Mount Toubkal on 29 August 2018

  • The walking in the mountains was a fantastic experience, helped by our perfect guide Ibrahim. He was intelligent, kind, cheerful and looked after us very well. He could answer all our questions on flora, fauna, geology, history and local culture. He walked at a steady phase that suited all and made sure everyone was happy. We could not have asked for more.
    Our favourite place to stay was the Azzaden trekking lodge where we were welcomed warmly with slippers, dates, milk and a hand wash. The food was excellent and the breakfast was very impressive. The hospitality of Mohamed was second to none. The view from the balcony was amazing and when it got dark the stars came out in their millions. ( we did however not manage to find out in which bed Daniel Craig had slept).
    When we reached Kasbah Toubkal the weather had turned cold and wet so we could not enjoy the roof terrace and the outdoor area.
    Riad Tzara was excellent and Naima, Khadija, Abdul and Mohamed looked after our every need. We had dinner one night on the roof of Dar Hanane where the view over the city was great. We also liked the cozy roof terrace in Riad Tzara where the perfect temperature was in the afternoon after escaping from the noises and fumes of the Medina.

    MissingInga Olafsdottir reviewing Atlas Valleys & Villages Comfort Trek on 27 February 2018

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Alternative Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Trek through stunning High Atlas scenery, traditional Berber Villages and some moderately challenging high passes with comfortable accommodation

Private Trek Adventure 2 - 4 days

Adults from $448 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $262 per person economy class from London

Make a week of it with a fantastic four day Atlas Valleys and Villages trek combined with three nights in a beautiful riad in Marrakech's atmospheric medina.

Tailor-made Adventure 1 week

Adults from $747 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $131 per person economy class from London

Two or three day Mount Toubkal trek either direct to the summit in 2 days or a better 3 day route via the stunning remote Azzaden Valley and Aguelzim Pass. Possible from May to October.

Private Trek Adventure 2 - 3 days

Adults from $281 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

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